Monday, November 29, 1999

Four held for Gorkha leader Tamang`s murder

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Darjeeling, June 16 (IANS) Four people were arrested here Wednesday for the murder of Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL) president Madan Tamang last month, police said.'We have arrested four people in connection with the Madan Tamang murder case from Darjeeling Court Campus,' said Superintendent of Police (Darjeeling) D.P. Singh.The four - Puran Rai, Sunil Rai, Teelok Sodang and Ashish Tamang - were allegedly supporters of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is blamed for the killing.Police had earlier arrested three people in connection with Tamang's murder. After interrogating them, sleuths got information about the involvement of the four held Wednesday.Tamang, 64, who led the anti-GJM Democratic Front in the Darjeeling Hills, died of stomach and shoulder injuries after he was attacked with a khukri, a long knife used by Nepalis, and swords in Darjeeling May 21.

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